Power restored for thousands in SW Lubbock following crash - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Power restored for thousands in SW Lubbock following crash

Provided by South Plains Electric Coop Provided by South Plains Electric Coop
Electric crews work to restore power on 98th Street at 4:30 a.m. Electric crews work to restore power on 98th Street at 4:30 a.m.
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Thousands of people have access to electricity again, after a one vehicle crash took out a major light pole at 98th Street and Colton early Thursday morning. Crews worked for hours overnight to restore power. As of 4:50 a.m. there were at least 1,100 customers without power to their homes and business. The effected customers stretched North and South of 98th Street between Slide Road and Frankford Avenue.

Lubbock Police say the crash happened at 1:30 a.m. no one was injured. According to the South Plains Electric Co Operative Facebook page, "The car wiped out one of our 50 ft. poles, therefore, restoration is extensive."

Almost a dozen SPEC crew members worked on 4 cherry pickers to put power lines back up along 98th Street until about 5:00 a.m. That's when the power was marked online as fully restored. Telephone operators with South Plains Electric Co-Op tell KCBD everything is working as normal now.

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